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Saturday, March 19 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Fall and Rise of the Jewish South: Did You Save Your Dixie Kiddish Cups?

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Over the last several decades, the Jewish South has been transformed. While much national attention has been focused on the decline of small town Jewish communities in the South, more Jews live in the former Confederacy today than ever before – this is true even if you exclude that southern-most borough of New York: south Florida.This interactive presentation will examine the economic and demographic changes that have reshaped southern Jewish life and its future prospects. It will also explore the provocative question, “If Jewish life in the South is flourishing, can the same be said for southern Jewish identity?”


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Stuart Rockoff

Stuart Rockoff is the executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, where he works to develop and support public humanities programs around the state. He earlier served as the director of the History Department at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life... Read More →

Saturday March 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm CDT
Gates of Prayer -- Bart Room 4000 West Esplanade Avenue South, Metairie, LA 70002